New monthly mobile blood donation event at SMSV – in partnership with Canadian Blood Services
SMSV has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to encourage eligible blood donors in Markham to support lifesaving care for patients in need of blood and blood product transfusions. Your generosity and commitment to help save lives never loses its importance. Blood donors like you are needed for patients undergoing surgery, cancer treatments, routine medical treatments for various diseases and disorders, and much more.
Truly, every donation appointment needs to be filled right now. Without your continued support, patients in Canada wouldn’t have access to lifesaving care where and when they need it. Please book your appointment today. All donations will happen at the All Nations Banquet Hall.
All blood types are needed. Everyone 17 years of age and up who is able to is encouraged to donate. Encourage a family member, friend or colleague to book an appointment to donate as well. Together, apart, you can make saving a life your greatest gift.
You are not eligible to donate if you have:
- Spent a cumulative total of three months or more in the United Kingdom (UK) between January 1980 and December 31, 1996
- Spent a cumulative total of three months or more in France between January 1980 and December 31, 1996
- Spent a cumulative total of five years or more in Western Europe outside the U.K. or France from January 1, 1980 through December 31, 2007. Western European countries affected are Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Republic of Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein
- Spent a cumulative total of six months or more in Saudi Arabia from January 1, 1980 through December 31, 1996
On Your Donation Day
COVID-19 Enhanced Safety Measures
Enhanced wellness measures are in effect to help protect everyone who enters our doors. Click here for full details.
Canadian Blood Services is designated as an essential/critical health services provider by the federal and provincial governments for purposes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-screening of all donors, staff and volunteers entering the facility is done both in advance and on the day of, including temperature checks. Our team is consistently monitoring and assessing whether additional measures are necessary to protect the health and safety of donors, employees and volunteers.